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Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

3.9
3.9
1611 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
The Pilothouse restaurant aboard the historic Delta King offers river side dining, outstanding cuisine, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list and a great place to meet with friends in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Gluten free items available. Proud participant in the Sacramento Farm to Fork initiative utilizing local seasonal produce when ever it is available.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 441-4440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Julian Vasquez

  • Catering

    Complete catering facilities with 8 banquet rooms. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties up to 10 guests can be booked through the restaurant. For larger groups please contact the catering department. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party contact

    Crystal Roshmann: (916) 379-5051

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    Front & K Streets

  • Parking details

    Valet - Restaurant Guests (with validation) $8 - Validated city lot parking also available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,611 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Scenic View

  • Sacramento

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  1. DH

    DaveH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the recommended fish and chips and my wife had the salmon. DELICIOUS !!!!!!!! The ambiance was beautiful. The service and staff was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this place.
  2. CW

    ChristineW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    The venue is great. Right on the water. Our server wasn’t the best. He just seemed really annoyed to be at work. It was super hot, and they didn’t seem to have the AC on very high, so I would be cranky too, but still. When the average price per plate is $25, your customers shouldn’t know when you’re having a bad day. The food was fine, but not worth the money. It all just seemed to lack flavor. Even the bread they brought us at the start was bland and a little stale. My $45 NY steak was medium well, even tho I asked for medium rare, assuming I’d get medium. Most of their wine only comes by the bottle. Each type of wine only offers one kind by the glass. They sell white claws, but the only flavors on hand were grapefruit and lime. Gross. Overall, I’ve had MUCH worse experiences at other places, but I wouldn’t go back here again. The best part was that it was a 15 second walk from our room. Props for convenience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Food was not good and very overpriced.
  4. KR

    KrisR

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great roasted beet salad! Superb fish and chips. BEST bartender ARON.. THANKS for the great service. Hope to be back soon. Kris Ruben and Scott
  5. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good. Had Fish and Chips - the fish was fresh and moist with a beer batter. The french fries were really good - could be hand cut. Sat outside on the patio which is great place to see the boats cruise by. It was our lucky day because there was a jazz concert going across the river. Perfect lunch! Good menu choices. Fellow guest near us had salads that were huge. One said the chicken on the Caesar salad was excellent. This restaurant is in Old Sacramento - a fun place to visit. I live a long distance from this restaurant but I will make it my first choice when I return.
  6. SS

    SteveS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, the food was delicious, service was professional and courteous.
  7. SR

    StephenR

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The service was great. The food could have been much better for the price. The outside seating is outdated. For the price of the meals, I would expect a much higher quality dining experience. Additionally, the loud music from the boats going by dampened the mood. I realize this is not the restaurant’s fault, but it was disappointing. Sadly, we won’t be returning.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was nice however I didn’t get the seating I requested for my reservation. But it was nice. Good service and the food was great. Thank you
  9. BD

    BenjaminD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and view was amazing. Really cool place
  10. KN

    KarenN

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service! He was attentive, did quality checks and was very personable. The food was very good. I deducted 1 star for the presentation and plating. I ordered the swordfish which was delicious but it was placed over top of the broccolini and mash, leaving half the plate empty. It makes the entree look small. A bit of wow factor to make it look more appealing is all that's required. I would certainly recommend this place and would return if I visit Sacramento again
  11. YS

    YashwanS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    First of all my favorite starter bread was not given to us and I took my brother & sis in law for their anniversary and it was disappointing. Food and service was not good at all.
  12. PI

    PIOJOE

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was mediocre at best, Burger dry, fries barley warm, fish and chips just ok, again fries lukewarm, chicken sandwich just so so, too much bread. Our sever was sweet, but new, and took forever to get our check.
  13. G

    Grateful

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Setting was very comfortable. Our waiter was helpful in the selections and informative. The relaxed atmosphere and the unrushed dinner was excellent. We spent 3 hours there. The appetizers, Spanish mushrooms, was a very nice blend and went well with our wine. Both of our dinner selections were served with a freshly prepared favor. This was for our 45th anniversary, we will not wait another 45 years to come back.
  14. RC

    RC100

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    The steak was marginal but the noise coming from boats on the river was unacceptable. I really didn't care to hear rap crap at 200 dB cruising up and down the river. I won't be back
  15. TJ

    TerryJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Waitress was very professional. My wife started with a diet coke, it was completely flat. Changed to an ice tea. She sent that back as well and stuck with water. She had the cheese burger and fries. She said the burger was good but the fries were semi warm and portion size was very small. I ordered the fish and chips. Portion size of the three individual fish pieces was pathetic. My fries were also semi warm and portion size was very small as well. I don't think we'll be returning in the future. This is sad because the ambiance was very nice.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and lots of fun eating on the Delta King
  17. LI

    LINDAL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We thought it was way too pricey, esp. the drinks.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Brother and wife from out of state. Met to have lunch. Perfect place. Parking a little rough fir my handicap husband but staff bent over backwards to accommodate our every need. The total experience was just so wonderful! Can’t wait to go again.
  19. SH

    SusanH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  20. JK

    JanK

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Welcoming atmosphere. We ordered rather basic food: calamari, beet salad, fish and chips. Everything was well prepared to our liking.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This cozy restaurant has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again.
  22. TP

    TPL123

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s 88th Birthday
  23. A

    Anusha

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was such a nice experience at this restaurant. We sat at the pilot room. The staff was very curious and obliging. The restaurant was very clean and inviting. Lots of wine choices. Great vibes. Most of all the food was so great. The best pork chops I've ever eaten. What a wonderful dinner it was. Would recommend highly. Thank you Staff of Delta King. Keep it up!
  24. RC

    RebeccaC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made dinner reservations but was told only lunch available. Wanted prime rib and was told the on line menu hadn’t been updated for over two years and prime rib was no longer on the menu. We wanted to eat outside but was told no because people were taking pictures. Then we requested a window table but none were available.,,service was slow. The waiter kept apologizing - saying he had a lot of tables and they were short staffed. Customers don’t need to kno the restaurants problems. We just wanted good service and good food. Food was not good. Two salads and two fish and chips totaled to be $132. Also on the website it says free parking with validation and when I claimed my car the valet man said it was $8. And cash only. So I had to walk to find an ATM to get cash. I believe the money was put in his pocket. The delta king is a member of chamber of commerce and a big tourist attraction. If this is what old town has to offer they should be embarrassed . Total disappointment.
  25. MH

    MikeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, beautiful and romantic ambiance, excellent food. And surprisingly affordable! Romantic anniversary dinner for two with dessert (swordfish and steak entrees) for about $100!
  26. o

    omarp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The idea of eating of riverboat is cool but that’s as far as it goes, the food is ok but the cost vs quantity is soo not worth It better to eat in old sac and just have a drink on boat.
  27. RE

    RobertE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    The restaurant was nice, the views great, but the food was not. The vegetables were cold, the pork chop cold and not fully cooked. Way too expensive to be served cold/uncooked food!
  28. RM

    RaymondM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The food was meh, the atmosphere was nice,.. the service was great tho
  29. G

    Gail

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Do not go here. Ever. This was a $400 meal with the worst service I’ve ever received. Everyone we interacted with except the busser was difficult. The host/manager seemed offended we had checked wine and a cake with hotel reception (something they said was fine since the restaurant wasn’t open yet). She kept talking about how it would take her 3 minutes to get there to the point that I said we could go get it. She got it for us, but it took more like 30 minutes.Our martinis took almost 40 minutes to arrive and were wrong. Getting olive juice and a second olive each was a nightmare because the bartender seemed angry at us that the server rang in dry instead of dirty like we asked for-giving a very rude lecture to my boyfriend about how we ordered wrong and then saying olives were “downstairs” so they’d be hard to get. Food started to arrive over an hour later, it was okay but didn’t nearly make up for the service. We opened our own champagne after the server asked if we were going to or wanted her to-I’ve never paid that much for a dinner and not had it assumed I wanted actual wine service. Wild. We also shared three flutes because one was dirty and despite asking no one brought a fourth until the bottle was nearly done. We ordered a white after and she brought the bottle and just set it down on the table- she seemed surprised when we asked for glasses and at that point we told her we’d just open it ourselves because otherwise who knows when we’d get it.Throughout the meal everything took forever and many things seemed impossible to get because the staff would need to go downstairs-why are you keeping basic things downstairs if it’s such a hassle? Finally we closed out, getting our cards back took so long that we walked onto the deck to take pictures and then the server left our checks at the host stand and we paid there like a Denny’s. The poor server clearly hasn’t been trained at all, so I don’t blame her-but we’ll never be back and we suggest you go elsewhere
  30. T

    Traz

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I thought I'd bring my family here for a special celebration but there was really nothing special about this place. Go to a mom n pop shop instead, save some money and have more flavorful food.
  31. m

    mike

    Portland

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Steak was over cooked and knife had egg on it from breakfast, was not caught by me until I had used the knife.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very relaxing and entertaining
  33. KR

    KarenR

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our five year wedding anniversary and we got married on the Delta king river boat so this place has special memories for us!
  34. J

    Janet

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Needs a menu revamp. I had Cajun pasta which had good flavor. My other half had chicken which was flavorless. Hopefully they will be able to bring it back. Such a cool boat!
  35. ME

    MitchE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance, service and overall experience was very nice! Never been there before despite 30 years of living in the area. The food, while very good was somewhat limited in choice, but delicious non the less.
  36. SA

    SuzanneA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    This is a fun place to visit. I can't say the food was great, more like "Meh". The food was salty (Cesar Salad) and I ordered the Salmon with Couscous which was fine. I would order the chicken club sandwich or a burger and fries in the future (the fries were really good) We celebrated a birthday and the whole restaurant sang for the birthday girl! We met a table full of wonderful ladies and that was great!
  37. CC

    CarolineC

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate out on the patio and watched the boats go by in the river. Lovely!
  38. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice weather on the river. There was a wedding going on. It took a long time to get our lunch
  39. PA

    PattiA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal. We were seated at a table by the window, with a river view. Quiet, serene dining room. Our mushroom appetizer, drinks, Kobe burger and Norwegian salmon entrees were delicious. Service was excellent, non-intrusive. Want a unique, special occasion or date experience aboard a historic river boat? This IS THE PLACE!
  40. AH

    AlmaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The waitress was lost, 30 mins waiting and no food. When we asked for the check the manager didn’t even know the waitress name and he check in the kitchen and our food was not even prepared

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 1611 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

1000 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front & K Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Fri–Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet - Restaurant Guests (with validation) $8 - Validated city lot parking also available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Julian Vasquez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 441-4440

  • Catering

    Complete catering facilities with 8 banquet rooms. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties up to 10 guests can be booked through the restaurant. For larger groups please contact the catering department. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party contact

    Crystal Roshmann: (916) 379-5051

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